The Chrysler 300 will be discontinued after the 2023 model year, but before the sleek luxury sedan races off into the sunset, the company is offering one final high performance model. The 2023 Chrysler 300C doesn’t have as distinct of a name as did the 2014 Chrysler 300 SRT8, but the 2023 300C packs more power and more high performance components – making this the best-performing Chrysler brand vehicle ever.
“We’re celebrating the Chrysler 300 and it’s iconic legacy in the automotive world,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand chief executive officer. “The Chrysler 300 changed the automotive world in so many ways, and we will carry that spirit of ingenuity forward as we transform Chrysler with a fully electrified future and breakthrough customer experiences.”
This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as the Chrysler social media channels have been providing pretty clear hints as to what was coming from 2023, but today, it is official – the 392-powered 300C is back and it is better than ever.
2023 300C Performance Features
The key feature of the 2023 Chrysler 300C is the 6.4-liter, 392-cubic inch Hemi, which provides 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. That power is channeled to the rear wheels by means of a quick-shifting ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and 3.09 gears, allowing this new 300C to sprint from a stop to 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds while covering a standing quarter mile in 12.4 seconds. This Chrysler also has a top speed of 160 miles per hour, while the active exhaust system creates varying levels of exhaust sound volume depending on the drive mode chosen.
While the engine and transmission make the 2023 300C the quickest and most powerful to wear the name, this package is more than just a straight-line machine.
Bilstein adaptive dampers lead to incredible cornering abilities and when the new 300C gets into a turn a bit too quick, Brembo 4-piston front calipers help slow the car in a hurry, with help from the all-season performance tires on 20×9-inch wheels.
Classic Design Cues
The 2023 Chrysler 300C has a fairly understated performance design around the outside with black chrome accents on the grille and lower fascia, black headlight bezels, darkened taillights and black circular exhaust tips. A new 300C badge, showcasing the red-white-blue design of the 1950s emblem, is found on the grille and trunk lid and the package is available in three exterior colors – Gloss Black, Velvet Red and Bright White.
On the inside, the 2023 Chrysler 300C comes with heated-and-ventilated black Laguna leather seats with the new 300C logo embossed on the upper seatback and silver accent stitching on the bolsters. That black leather with silver stitching is echoed throughout the cabin, creating a very upscale feel when combined with the carbon fiber and Piano Black trim across the dash, doors and center console.
The 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system is standard, as are the 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a heated steering wheel and a suite of high tech safety features, including advanced brake assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus and Full Speed Collision Warning.
The company plans to build just 2,000 examples of the 2023 Chrysler 300C for the United States with another 200 being built for Canada. The 2023 300C will have an MSRP in the U.S. of $55,000 and buyers can reserve them online now, simply by going to this website (click here), selecting an exterior color, picking a delivery dealership and making a deposit – all of which should help eliminate any additional dealer markups.